The Middle East

Is Lebanon on the Brink of a New Civil War?

Tripoli’s fall would have been the beginning of the disintegration of the Lebanese state  Read More »

Parliamentary Recognition of Palestine – Legally, Historically and Politically Questionable

“Recognition of Palestine” Hinders Peace Negotiations  Read More »

The Role of Hamas and Fatah in the Jerusalem Disturbances

 Institute for Contemporary Affairs Founded jointly with the Wechsler Family Foundation Vol. 14, No. 34       October 26, 2014 The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to unite all of the region’s Islamic movements around the idea of the Muslim Caliphate with the Al-Aqsa Mosque as […]  Read More »

New Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews Oppose a Palestinian State on the 1967 Lines, Israeli Withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, and the Division of Jerusalem

Some 75% of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state if it means an Israeli withdrawal from the Jordan Valley.   Read More »

The Significance of the First Hizbullah Attack against Israeli Forces since 2006

For the first time since the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Hizbullah claimed responsibility for an attack against Israeli forces.  Read More »

Yemen Changes Hands. Will an Iranian Stronghold Emerge Near the Entrance to the Red Sea?

Historic changes have occurred in Yemen. Will Yemen now be aligned with Iran? – Will an Iranian Stronghold Emerge Near the Entrance to the Red Sea?  Read More »

Mahmoud Abbas Justifies Palestinian Terror in His UN General Assembly Speech

Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the UN General Assembly reflects the political reality that there is no Palestinian partner today for a settlement with Israel based on compromise.  Read More »

Qatar’s Support of Hamas and Jihadist Forces in the Middle East

Qatar is unquestionably engaged in international terrorist financing.  Read More »

Hamas Policy after Operation “Protective Edge”

Hamas understands that the use of violence and terror does not incur punitive measures against Gaza by the international community.  Read More »

Heavy Blow Administered to Assad’s Foes

Ahrar al Sham, the “Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant,” is a 10-20,000-strong group of jihadist-Salafi fighters which constitutes the main component of the “Islamic Front” fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. The group represents the so-called “moderates” […]  Read More »

The Structure of the Islamic State (ISIS)

ISIS is much more than a terrorist organization; it is a terrorist state with almost all governing elements.   Read More »

Israel’s Decision to Declare 988 Acres of West Bank Territory as State Land

The area is in the least controversial of the settlement blocs.  Read More »

The Ties Between the Nusra Front – the Syrian al Qaeda Affiliate – and Hamas

Does Hamas Chief Khaled Mashaal run two other jihadi groups now on the Golan Heights?  Read More »

Iran’s Threats to “Arm the West Bank” Must Be Taken Seriously

Iran’s claims that it was able to intercept an Israeli UAV were apparently meant to serve Iranian propaganda purposes.   Read More »

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the Military Wing of Fatah, Is Officially Returning to Armed Struggle and Terror

Fatah’s fighting force, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, was reestablished in the West Bank in July 2014 and began its terrorist campaign  Read More »